Yes, You Can Stuff That Giant Top Into That Tiny Skirt :)

Rachel Torgerson
Photo credit: ALLIE HOLLOWAY
Photo credit: ALLIE HOLLOWAY

From Cosmopolitan

Every blogger on IG has you fooled into thinking they’ve crammed massive sweaters into bodycon-level bottoms without the extremely “Gaaahh!!!”-inducing bunching and bulging we mere mortals get. The truth is that they—just like you’re about to—have left traditional tucking measures behind in favor of This Magic…

Behold, a bunch of shirt-tucking hacks style stars use to stay polished and put together. Prepare to be amazed.

The Secret Belt

  1. Throw on your sweater and thin silk skirt.

  2. Cinch your knit with a belt at your natural waist.

  3. Leaving some fabric tucked into the belt, loosen the top to your desired length.

  4. Make sure the sweater conceals the belt (and the fabric is still tucked into it), and live your best damn life with no awk lumps or cable-knit pattern popping through that silk.

The Sneaky Sports Bra

  1. Wear a sports bra underneath the (longish) shirt you’d like to shorten.

  2. Slip the hem of your top into the base of the bra.

  3. Keep stuffing it up there, adjusting it to your desired length.

  4. Brag to everyone about how well tucked your shirt is. Oh, bonus: You can also create a crop top like this.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The Double Twisty-Tail

  1. Think about how ~nice it would be~ to tuck an oversize sweatshirt into your skirt.

  2. Gather your top at each side and twist it into two cute tails.

  3. Stuff those little guys into the sides of the skirt.

  4. Admire your handiwork and get ready to receive all the compliments.

The Half 'n' Half

  1. Find a fly tourist shirt to wear with a trendy pair of long shorts.

  2. Important: Tuck only the half *with* buttons into the waist band. Tucking the side with the button holes will just look off.

  3. Keep the back of the shirt out, so only one-fourth of the shirt's bottom is actually tucked in.

  4. Dig your slightly polished, slightly unpolished look, which is perfect for any weekend activity.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The French Tuck

  1. Go for a denim-on-denim vibe, because it always gets compliments and is one of the easiest monochrome 'fits to wear.

  2. Stuff the front part of your button-down into your jeans, leaving the back portion out.

  3. Don't tuck it in tightly, leave room for it to billow slightly above the waist band.

  4. Remind yourself to wear this look all the time, bc it is a real one.

The Solo Twisty-Tail

  1. Feel the retro vibes in a muscle tee and form-fitting gingham pants.

  2. Gather the excess of the shirt at the back and twist into a tail.

  3. Tuck the little twist into the back of your pants.

  4. Fangirl over the fact that there are no awk bulges or lines on the front of your look.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The Pants Into Sandals

  1. You’ll need lace-up ones like these or a pair with buckles that don’t have a thick attachment on the back of the shoe.

  2. Buckle or lace your heels over your pants.

  3. Play with the hems until you get them to the proper length, which usually looks like a cute bell-bottom (looketh down for an example) or a faked bungee hem (like a pair of sweatpants).

  4. Enjoy your superior fashun skills.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Photographed by Allie Halloway; styled by Kia Goosby.

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